Monday, November 15, 2010

Apple pie, jewel tones and like

- A friend's daughter loves experimenting with different apple pie recipes - this one was as good as it looks. :)

- Book club meeting at a home I have never visited before. I mention to Peggy that the jewel-toned colors of her walls seem very Early American to me. She smiles and says they were indeed inspired by a family trip to Williamsburg, Virginia.

- We read the Anne Lamott book of our choice and I decided to read "Traveling Mercies" - her initial collection of essays. In one of them her young son says he is weary of her telling him she loves him so much. What would he rather hear? I like you. So that's what she says from then on as she tucks him in bed.

15 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I've read "Traveling Mercies." I'll tell you what, if my son had said that, he would simply have had to suffer. I wouldn't have stopped saying "I love you." I say it all the time to my dog and he never complains! ;-)

desk49 said...

Apple pies all around
And this one was
nice and brown
Her walls seem to glow
At a book club meeting
Yes Early American I was told
No more I love you she was told
So now when tucked in bed
A I like you is how it now goes

Scarlet Ily said...

I read "Blue Shoe" and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, and I've yet to read "Traveling Mercies." I'm still in the middle of "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and was given the third book in the series by a friend at breakfast yesterday...so I have a lot of reading to do!

That apple pie looks delicious, btw...even at this ungodly hour. :)

Enjoy your week, my friend!!

Jannie Funster said...

That crust looks amazing, can only imagine how out-of-this-world that pie pasted.

Sometimes liking a person is more of a challenge than loving them. :)

How fun to be in a book club. You meet once a month?

xoxo

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ About how much does that pie weigh? It looks huge!

Have to smile about your last comment. After having raised a headstrong son there are times when a son doesn't want to hear anything form his Mother!
:)
lg Have a great and a good day Lynn!
:)

Lynn said...

FB -

I took particular note of that vignette in the book because it focuses on something I've thought about before - can you love someone without liking them? Her essays show a certain amount of conflict with her son and I supposed he wondered at some point if she liked him.

Yes - I am the same as you though - I say 'I love you' quite a lot and feel our loved ones can never hear it too often.

Ellis -

A perfect wrap-up poem! Thanks for that! :)

Ily -

The pie was delicious. :)

I'm behind in my reading, too. I am so looking forward to reading those Stieg Larson books - I plan to get started soon.

You have quite a lot going on your life, so I admire you for finding time for that at all.

Jannie -

"Sometimes liking a person is more of a challenge than loving them." True in some cases, for sure.

The pie was yummy. :)

lg -

The photo makes it look bigger than it is, I think. So good.

Hope you are having a great morning!

TALON said...

That pie looks so flakey good!

I'm smiling at Anne Lamott's son's reaction to her effusiveness. lol!

Meredith said...

Oh, I love Anne Lamott's work! I've never gotten around to reading Traveling Mercies. This may just be the gentle reminder needed to get me to do so. ;)

I hope you had your piece of pie a la mode. It looks gorgeous!

Granny Annie said...

My sister lured us to her home yesterday with just such a pie. It was worth the travel.

I need to join a book club but I'm pretty sure I'm among a few people in our community who know how to read.

"Too bad" was my response to my children when they told me how I bugged them and I continued in my "I love yous" and anything else I felt like saying.

LL Cool Joe said...

That apple pie does look good! A little more sugar on the top and it would be perfection.

Sara said...

I love apple pie and that one definitely looks GOOD:~)

I am have been wanting to join a book club in my neighborhood. Reading your post has made me put on this week's "to do" list!!!

I loved Fireblossom's reply to saying "I love you." I tend to agree, my kids just would have stuck. In response to her comment about the dog, my dog doesn't complain, but the cat does!

Lynn said...

Talon -

That was part of her essay about Ash Wednesday. Traveling Mercies is a great read, I think. :)

Meredith -

No ice cream was offered and just as well, because I am supposed to be off sugar for now. I couldn't resist a slice of pie though and it was worth it. :)

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the book.

Granny Annie -

I laughed out loud at work with I read your comment about the community you live in. How funny - I hope that's not really true. :)

Joe -

Yes - maybe.

Sara -

I have loved being a part of this group - such a great women. We are on a break until January now.

Riot Kitty said...

That's hilarious from Traveling Mercies! I want to read that one next.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

I think you would like it. I'd send it to you, but need to return this copy to friend Leisa.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thanks for remiding me I should remember to buy pie apples soon- Wow, does look yummy-
Sounds like interesting wall color-hmmm My ceilings really need scraping n paint...
Guess "I like you" isin't quite as mushy- for when little boys get to that stage!